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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

On the Street.... White Base for Color, Soho

Comments on "On the Street.... White Base for Color, Soho"


Blogger Bella said ... (8:43 AM) : 



Blogger John and Beatrice said ... (8:51 AM) : 

Very Machu Picchu!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:59 AM) : 

gorgeous!! everything is perfect!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:03 AM) : 



Blogger said ... (9:09 AM) : 

This works for her, but I'm not a fan of the shapes here: such a big skirt and long sleeved t-shirts... I do like the idea of breaking white with rainbow colored accesories.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:17 AM) : 

Beautiful, so pure, almost angelic!
Her hair and skin is illuminating.
Love it!


Blogger Stef said ... (9:23 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:27 AM) : 

This is glorious. And look at her lovely smile!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:30 AM) : 

the skirt is just the right length, not dragging on the ground.
that pop of color is genius!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:31 AM) : 

that's a beautiful scarf! I would like it more if her skirt was shorter.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:31 AM) : 

A very beautiful scarf on a lovely girl.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:31 AM) : 

Love it! The colors are so fresh, and the white makes the colors pop. I love the bracelets also.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:39 AM) : 

What a beautiful photo. Her smile is just wonderful and I love the outfit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:40 AM) : 

all i can say is WOW. love love love this!


Blogger Susan B said ... (9:45 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:03 AM) : 

Stunning combination!


Blogger Emily said ... (10:09 AM) : 

I love this image. Very inspirational. I might not be so afraid of white, now.

I'm also amused at the cyclist.

Great Photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:10 AM) : 

I love the man on the bike..... Wha what what are they doing????

Kissets from Menorca.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:12 AM) : 

One word when I checked The Sartorialist this morning: WOW.

Brilliant. Truly brilliant.


Blogger miss milki said ... (10:14 AM) : 

Beautiful! So fresh, so happy, so summer!


Blogger Hijabi Apprentice said ... (10:14 AM) : 

Love this look. I'd like to post this pic on my blog if you don't mind (crediting you of course!).


Blogger kellig said ... (10:20 AM) : 

Just lovely. There's nothing better then well used white.


Blogger Filomena said ... (10:21 AM) : 



Blogger ---MIMI--- said ... (10:25 AM) : 

I love it, I feel Peaceful.


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (10:26 AM) : 

She is other-worldly. Serene.


Blogger aviewaskew said ... (10:26 AM) : 

purely magnificent..luv the hand close-up..she is a ray of sunshine


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:28 AM) : 

love love love


Blogger ---MIMI--- said ... (10:32 AM) : 

I love it. I feel PEACEFUL.


Blogger Diana said ... (10:40 AM) : 

This is a typical example for something looking very good, but not funcionate at all. The guy on the bicycle behind wears a simple T and this lady has also a flip-flop on, so it was surely not that cold for this warm shawl.


Blogger Carolina Lange said ... (10:43 AM) : 

Beautiful shawl! Great colors!


Blogger Anne Corrons said ... (10:50 AM) : 

That's a really wonderful scarf! I wish I had it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:50 AM) : 

Scott, this is wonderful. White is so springy. And I love the guy looking back and her/you. Fantastic shot, as always.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:54 AM) : 

Very happy look! Very etnic and she looks radiant! The flip-flops and the bracelet are an excelent complement.


Blogger sarachristine said ... (11:02 AM) : 

i love it.


Blogger Kanani said ... (11:03 AM) : 

She's a head-turner, as evidenced by the man on the bike! What I like is that she didn't junk up the whole out fit with scads of accessories around her neck in addition to the great shawl. I love the bracelets --just a nice touch.

Maybe she should consider getting the skirt shortned by and inch so it doesn't become completely ruined by dirt. Also... some nice brown leather sandals would be better than flip flops.


Blogger Shane White said ... (11:03 AM) : 

I really like how the white conveys a quiet field for the color to float upon.

Nice how the color in the scarf matches that ground pipe too...lucky break?



Blogger The Dog Dish said ... (11:03 AM) : 

She looks gorgeous! Sharp yet comfy. I love it.


Blogger Loonytick said ... (11:04 AM) : 

This is especially striking.

The look is great. Plus there's the bicyclist looking back at her (or you? more poetic if it's her, though). The lighting is fresh and quite appropriate. All around, a job well done!

Thanks for the detail shot, too. It's a nice touch.


Blogger Colin Flora said ... (11:14 AM) : 

She is lovely. Beautiful contrasts in color and texture. Well spotted and nicely shot.


Blogger shlowzikins said ... (11:17 AM) : 

totally beautiful and perfectly weather appropriate. shawls are great items. i wish i could wear head to toe white, but i drink too much coffee and red wine for that to be practical.


Blogger JustineRae said ... (11:22 AM) : 



Blogger Resplendato said ... (11:24 AM) : 

Nice little rainbow wrap around virgin white.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:26 AM) : 

Striking and original - she looks wonderful. I love the contrast of detail. We live in a truly multi cultural city yet so rarely have such exotic and beautiul reminders.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:28 AM) : 

very cute! Wonderful scarf that is obviously one of a kind. and a very adorable face. I trulyenvy her individaulity. I bet she does not engage in an ardent search for perfect summer booties like I do. lol


Blogger Sharona said ... (11:29 AM) : 

There are so many things to love about this outfit! I love how the gathers on the shirt are running opposite to those of the skirt. I love the vibrance of the colors. They're already so bright and then they are vamped up a few notches with the white background. I love the bohemian Y ethnic feel with both the pashmina and the broomstick skirt. I love her hair. I love the cycle cop peeking back to see what's going on and the red fire hydrant that matches her colors' vibrance. The brightness of the sun does make me think she's going to get dismally hot, but she just looks so pretty! And the white hot rays match her outfit. Wow!


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:34 AM) : 

this whole look is phenomenal, wearing that scarf with anything other than white wouldn't do it justice


Blogger Carlos Gonzalez said ... (11:52 AM) : 

Both the scarf and beaded bracelet are hand-made here in Cusco, Peru. Nice to see a touch of the Andes in NY!


Blogger Sarah said ... (11:55 AM) : 

Haha, I love the guy in the background on the bike looking at you like you're insane.


Blogger 192toone said ... (11:55 AM) : 

i actually have that scarf, or one that's strikingly similar - in weave, shape and colours. weird! i think it's still fair to say it's *almost* a one of a kind's alpaca wool and i got mine in puno, peru.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:06 PM) : 

she just exudes peace.
i want to see her standing infront of the UN as a symbol for peace between all people.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:07 PM) : 

gorgeous- but I hate to see that pristine skirt scraping on the gritty NYC ground!!


Blogger Seanrwatson2 said ... (12:17 PM) : 

Flawless. White on white has been a look that I've advocated for a long time. The shawl adds just the right accentuation to the white and to the tones in her face and hair color. The bracelets are a polishing touch, completely in character.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:40 PM) : 

She looks like a clear crisp summer breeze. I can picture how beautiful the skirt and scarf move when she is walking down the street too.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:52 PM) : 




Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:55 PM) : 

She is a radiant child; strong, ethereal, and wildly monastic. But as beautiful as she is, there's something still awkward about the floor-length skirt in pure white-- maybe because it's too formal in appearance to match it with the white top? I think she would be perfection if the skirt was knee-length.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:58 PM) : 

oh no! flip flops aren't real shoes -- where are here balenciaga booties???

but seriously, love this look. I think the length is perfect, the unbroken white makes her scarf pop even more.


Blogger Leila+Is+Surrounded said ... (1:04 PM) : 


so i'll add this pace to my list, because its amazing work ...


Blogger Pret a Porter P said ... (1:15 PM) : 

A refreshing look. Beautiful


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:32 PM) : 

Brilliant! That bicyclist is a wonderful touch.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:49 PM) : 

When I was younger I made of the mistake of thinking that to look distinctive or interesting I needed to dress strangely (which for me meant thrift shopping, Victorian jackets & heavy shoes). The thing I LOVE about this ensemble is how distinctive (and attractive!) it is. But there's not a single shopping choice she's made that lies outside the mainstream (well... except for the rainbow wrap). White tee? Ubiquitous. Broomstick skirt? Banal. Flip flops? Same. Rainbow scarf? Hippie dippie (yet but by pairing it with white she's made it not). What a wonderful expression of delight in color, creativity and individuality pulled together from the everyday. An inspiration. Thank you.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:50 PM) : 

I like this because "It's her" she's being who she is, herself. No effort, very happy, natural. I like the 2nd detail shot. Brilliant weaving on the scarf/shawl, looks to be by hand. I love the simple beads, they most likely have meaning to her, a story that she's a part of. Nice natural hands. Thank You.


Blogger liz song mandell said ... (1:58 PM) : 

o nice.... i love the serenity of this moment. and the biker to her left is pretty funny looking.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:01 PM) : 

Love the look of the cop in the background checking you out!

As for the look,well she can get away with anything!

Love the detail shots you have been posting lately!

Ciao Ciao!!!


Blogger LallaLydia said ... (2:02 PM) : 

Fantastic shot and what a great smile. I don't suppose you found out where she got that great scarf?


Blogger jkh said ... (2:05 PM) : 

fantastic shot.

fantastic outfit.

beautiful hand.

i am in love.


Blogger JO said ... (2:10 PM) : 

Beautiful and fresh!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:11 PM) : 

Am I the only one concerned of how HOT she must have been?


Blogger Emily said ... (2:42 PM) : 

It certainly helps that that's the most beautiful scarf I've ever seen.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:03 PM) : 

It's OK, though I am really not that enamored by the look.

she's cute though : )


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:36 PM) : 

That is so unbelievably fresh, especially for NYC, a place that I associate with industrialism. She is glowing.


Blogger mette said ... (3:39 PM) : 

It must be warm in NY by now,so it makes me wondering why the heavy scarf? The white l o n g dress works well for a bride,but doesn´t the helm of it get dirty worn on the streets? A nice looking girl though.


Blogger Sterling-haired Lady said ... (3:41 PM) : 

Wow! Love the contrast of the white with the colorful scarf. Has a very Latin American feel to it. Also, can imagine a creative bride choosing this as a unique and charming wedding ensemble (albeit a bit casual)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:05 PM) : 

I actually purchased the exact same scarf on a trip to Peru last month! The markets were full of beautiful things like this at amazing prices! I was thinking I would have to wait until next winter to wear my scarf, but it clearly works now when worn like a shawl. Great picture!


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:07 PM) : 

I keep getting distracted by that man in the background. I hope he falls off his bike, becuase instead of looking at where he is going, he is butting into other people's business.It's New York people, not the living museum.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:14 PM) : 



Blogger astublieft said ... (4:19 PM) : 

Strange how a natural look can come out so unnatural. In my opinion, it feels too done, too calculated. However I appreciate the effort to communicate a peaceful atmosphere.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:37 PM) : 

It's fresh and it's different, I love it.


Blogger Tiffany C. said ... (4:57 PM) : 


OMG- That is a ONE OF A KIND scarf HAND MADE in PERU-- I got it made in October and it was taken from the back of my chair when I was at a broadway show--- the IRONY that I'd "find" on this woman. I'm so pissed--



Blogger trulymadlydeeply said ... (5:28 PM) : 

simple. sublime.


Blogger saudade said ... (5:56 PM) : 

She's so beautiful!

As an ex-goth, determined walker, and magnet for stains, I am frightened of all-white. But I bought a glorious vintage Gunne Sax cotton slip that I've been trying to figure out how to wear without being so stark. And so, I am inspired! Cheers.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:26 PM) : 

It's looks like this that really get me excited for summer (I'm in Toronto and it's cold and raining here. Ugh)...
I love the bracelets! Très Chic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:28 PM) : 

Her peaceful disposition makes this photo. I love her. Not all style has to be whats "in" and I like that about this. It suits her, and thats what matters


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:35 PM) : 

She's gorgeous. :)


Blogger Miri said ... (6:54 PM) : 

that is how fashion works.... she's got a simple outfits but that scarf just makes you look at her and keep looking...

it's fresh, simple and great!

love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:55 PM) : 

Am I the only one who thinks the skirt is too long and white for city wear? It looks like it can drag on the sidewalks.


Blogger Lady Lala said ... (7:56 PM) : 

she has a look of Ibiza (Spain) I like it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:08 PM) : 

awesome use of colour. the intensity of colour in this outfit is electrifying and dangerous [for the boy on the bike]!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:17 PM) : 

I almost wept.(It's been a long day...) What simple,clean ,happy beauty.


Blogger Ann (MobayDP) said ... (9:47 PM) : 

I think maybe the skirt could be just an inch shorter, but to be honest, I like every thing about this outfit. Even the white flip flops.
That scarf is to die for!


Blogger Candace said ... (9:48 PM) : 

I just LOVE the use of color here, in the bracelets and Peruvian's not too much but just enough to bring such life into the photo...especially against the white clothing!


Blogger style anthologist said ... (10:03 PM) : 


1. love the juxtaposition of the coloured scarf on her white "canvas" outfit
2. everything she's wearing looks extremely comfortable and weather appropriate
3. even the guy in the background is wearing white!
4. that fire hydrant thing really picks up the red.

i love you scott! i don't know what i would ever do without my daily dosage of your blog.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:56 PM) : 

This is by far the best female look you have ever featured on your blog.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:07 PM) : 

Tiffy, your stolen scarf may have been hand made, but that doesn't mean it was the only one of its kind. Obviously, if someone could make one, they could make another.

Sart, this is my favorite post of yours in a while. Lovely.


Blogger miss amy said ... (12:17 AM) : 

So beautiful!
Totally modern, pure and free.
Very inspiring!


Blogger Hugh said ... (12:38 AM) : 

this is appealing in an odd way, i cant stop staring

but anyway, i dont know if you read postsecret, but this was on there

i thought it was interesting, you influence peoples daily outfits! (although you probably already know that)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:43 AM) : 

Brilliant! It must be the love you are feeling that keeps your smile radiant.
Laurita from Peru Adventure


Blogger Ana said ... (1:58 AM) : 

Stunning shot!


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:46 AM) : 

it's crazy that at least 3 people mention buying a similar scarf in peru...

anyhow, i think it's an ok look but i don't love it. as others have mentioned the skirt is long and for me the overall look is too simple.


Blogger Guy Faux said ... (7:13 AM) : 

she is a bodhisattva.

this is perfect. the beautiful thing about it is that it wouldn't work for everyone, but works so well for her.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:19 AM) : 

Color wise its genius, like strokes of a brush on a canvas.
But ponder this. What if the canvas isn't a cute asian girl but an average obesses middle aged woman. You can dress a beautiful person in a potatoe sack and they would still look appealing.


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:00 AM) : 

Love it, this is how I wear colour. I love a floor length skirt too, the silhouette is great, really flattering.

Who cares about the flip flops? You guys all seem to have a thing against them. I just want to know why people wear them here (Australia) in winter, but with scarves and coats.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:11 AM) : 

This is beautiful! The Scarf is fantastic! Simplicity is the best look of all.


Blogger Post-it boy said ... (9:09 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:10 AM) : 

i love the andean bracelet. she looks as if she just got back from a trip to bolivia and peru and is still feeling the hippy vibes.

she's gorgeous!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:51 AM) : 

It's so simple and so compelling; that, in my opinion, is the essence of genius. Love her, love the modernist vibe, love the colorful flair.

It's brill, and no mistake.


Blogger jpb said ... (10:42 AM) : 

soooooo nice! fresh and simple


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:50 AM) : 

love love love this. dream like!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:49 AM) : 

Love it! Not a label in sight and still blows everyone out of the water.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:55 AM) : 

Ohh, I feel so inspired.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:53 PM) : 

I love pictures where people in the background stare


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:31 PM) : 

This is so lovely. She looks so peaceful and symbolic. There is such simplicity in her outfit yet it looks wonderful!

I can just imagine her walking down the streets in New York, turning heads, with lots of those skimpily dressed people wondering how she can look so good and show so little.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:15 PM) : 

This is my favorite thing I've seen on your blog since I discovered it a month ago. All those colors against the bright white - I would LOVE to wear that!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:23 PM) : 

Wow... Such a beautiful, long dress paired with that dramatic scarf. It looks like she's about to accept an indie film award, instead of go for an afternoon stroll. :D


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:45 PM) : 

A vision in white!!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:20 AM) : 

what a beauty! I love everything about this photo!


Blogger Cerisa said ... (6:03 AM) : 

she looks like a princess


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:32 AM) : 

!Me encanta!


Blogger WendyB said ... (9:52 PM) : 



Blogger Char said ... (7:33 AM) : 

fresh-looking, but could give a person eyeglare on a blazing day. good strong colours.. but is that a sofa throw?? Skirt length isn't very practical for NY streets, is it?


Blogger Leigh said ... (11:24 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:17 AM) : 

perfection. this woman has executed her outfit as an extension of her personality. of course the color contrast and balance is transcendent. unlike others i believe the lengths on the underlying white garments are beyond reproach. look, it may not be practical, and at the end of the day her hem may be soiled. we'll never know. but the fact is that sart caught her on the street and for all the impracticality of it her hem wasn't soiled in the picture. somehow she brought the improbable perfection of a studio shoot to the sidewalk. thanks sart. wish i was there, but i'm glad you were.


Blogger Natalie said ... (7:12 AM) : 

Gorgeous! Feminine! & Fresh!

I hope the guy on the bicycle didn't fall or hit anything?! ;o)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:20 PM) : 

A vision.


Blogger couturiette said ... (1:52 AM) : 

She's adorable! However, I echo the others in that such a full length, volume-heavy skirt and scarf overwhelm someone as petite and slim as she is.


Blogger Max McCormack said ... (7:09 PM) : 

I love this, for one reason, the man on the bike behind her is so starring. I like to think he is star-struck b the beauty, its quite romantic. Very "Memoirs of a Geisha".


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:43 AM) : 

This is lovely! My favorite use of white in a very long time!


Blogger matt williams said ... (6:43 PM) : 

my God she is gorgeous. I love the outfit with the colorfull scarf and her big smile brings it home.


Blogger Jini said ... (11:31 PM) : 

i do like the purity and lightness this girl seems to emanate (it is rare indeed)...but the outfit i do not like and would never wear.


Blogger and.i.try said ... (1:18 AM) : 

i love the scarf's material!


Blogger i see with my hands said ... (8:09 PM) : 

anyone who has been to peru will recognize the scarf and bracelet, i have them both! love the wrap for this chilly spring.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:49 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:39 PM) : 

Love the colours, the scarf, the bracelets, and her own beautiful colouring. However, the dress itself is just too much dress.


Blogger anting said ... (1:45 PM) : 

She looks gorgeous. This is why I love NYC.


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